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Friday, May 20, 2016

Charming Cherry Blossom Mary Jane Slippers

Join the 2016 #crochetslipperdrive2016 , crochet these delicate and feminine Charming Cherry Blossom Mary Jane Slippers and warm the hearts and feet of your loved ones or of those in need.

Charming Cherry Blossom Mary Jane Slippers


These slippers were designed for the 2016 Crochet Slipper Drive , hosted by Blackstone Designs , and coordinate with the rest of my Charming Cherry Blossom Collection Patterns


Join the 2015 Crochet Slipper Drive group today and work up some great designs to gift to a loved one or donate to your nearest shelter, VA hospital or other charitable outlet for those in need. Let's warm up the feet of everyone this year!! Here's a big shout out to the rest of the talented designers who have already contributed or will be contributing free slipper patterns for this event:
 (when the patterns are ready I will activate the links here)




3/11: Carousel Slippers - Blackstone Designs
3/18: Crochet Chiq
3/25: Chunky Boat Slippers - Whistle and Ivy
4/1: Bow Cuff Slipper Boots - Busting Stitches
4/8: Chunky Cowboy Slippers - The Lavender Chair
4/15: Strawberry Blossom Slipper Socks - Fiber Flux
4/22: Infinitely Happy Feet Snappy Tots
4/29: Scrappin' Slippers - Hatched With Love
5/6: Snuggle Up Slippers - AllieCat's Hats and Crafts
5/13: The Hookeraholic Crochet
5/20: THIS post: Charming Cherry Blossom Mary Jane Slippers - Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts
5/27: ACCROchet   

and now for the pattern......


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Sizing: Hook size determines slipper size as follows (sizes are in US
Women’s sizes):
• Teen-6: H hook Gauge: 7scs x 6 rows= 2” x 2”
• 7-8: I hook Gauge: 8scs x 7 rows= 2” x 2”
• 8-10: J hook Gauge: 9scs x 8 rows= 2” x 2”

Skill Level: Intermediate

General Materials:
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in slipper color, approx 100-250 yards. Worsted in branch color, scrap amounts.

Additional hooks: H (branches), B (blossoms)

#10 crochet or craft thread in light color (white, cream light pink etc) for blossoms

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Stitch markers- strongly suggested (I use scraps of contrasting color yarn)

Staining/Painting supplies:
Permanent markers in colors of choice for blossoms (I use Sharpies in light pink and red)

Rubbing alcohol

Medicine Dropper/Plastic Syringe/Q-tip

Abbreviations and stitches required:
- magic circle
- ch- chain.
- sc- single crochet
- dc- double crochet
- sl st- insert slip stitch
- blo- back loop only
- flo- front loop only
- st(s)- stitch(es)
- sc(x)tog- single crochet indicated number of stitches together (decrease)

Notes:
• Turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Pattern: (make 2 slippers)

Rnd 1: Magic circle 5sc, join with sl st in first st (5 sts)
Rnd 2: ch1, sc in same st, 2sc in each st around, join with sl st in first st (11 sts)
Rnd 3: ch1, blosc AND flosc in each st around, join with sl st in first st (22 sts)
Rnd 4: ch1, *flosc in next st, blosc in next st, flosc in next st, 2bloscs in next st* repeat all the way around til two sts remain, flosc in next st, 2bloscs in last st, join with sl st in first st (28 sts).
Rnd 5: ch1, alternate every other st with blosc and flosc around, join with sl st in first st (28 sts)
Rnd 6 thru 11: (even rounds alternate flosc and blosc, odd rounds alternate blosc and flosc) ch1, sc (blo OR flo first depending on which round) in each st around, join with sl st in first st (28 sts)

*You will now begin crocheting back and forth instead of in the round.

Row 12: ch1, turn, sc (through BOTH loops) in next 14 sts (14 sts)
Row 13: ch1, turn, sc across (14 sts) (*repeat this row TWO more times for sizes 9-10 ONLY*)
Row 14: ch1, turn, sc in next six sts, sc2tog over 7th & 8th st, sc to end (13 sts)
Row 15: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (13 sts)
Row 16: ch1, turn, sc in next five sts, sc2tog over 6th & 7th st, sc to end (12 sts)
Row 17: repeat Row 15 (12 sts)
Row 18: ch1, turn, sc in next four sts, sc2tog over 5th & 6th st AND 7th & 8th st, sc to end(10 sts)
Row 19: repeat Row 15 (10 sts)
Row 20: (place st marker at beginning AND end of this row) ch1, turn, sc in each st across (10 sts)
Row 21 thru 23: repeat Row 15 (10 sts)
Row 24: ch1, turn, sc in each st with 2 sc in 5th st (11 sts)
Row 25: ch1, turn, sc in each st with 2sc in 5th st (12 sts)
Row 26: ch1, turn, sc in each st with 2sc in 6th st (13 sts)

**yes, your piece looks like it has a ‘hill’ at the top *

Mary Jane slippers HILL tute pic.png

Row 27 & 28: repeat Row 15 (13 sts)
Row 29: ch1, turn, sc in every stitch BUT sl st instead in sts 7&8 (11sc + 2sl=13 sts)
Row 30: ch1, turn, sc in every st BUT sl st instead into sts 6,7,8 &9 (9sc + 4sl=13 sts)
Row 31: ch1, turn, sc in every st BUT sl st instead into sts 4-10 (6sc + 7sl=13 sts)

**now your piece looks like it ran into a pole
Mary Jane slippers VALLEY tute pic.png

Row 32: ch1, turn, sc in every st BUT sc dec for sts 3&4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12 (8 sts)
Row 33: ch1, turn, sc in every st BUT sc dec for sts 2&3, 4&5, 6&7 (5 sts)
Row 34: ch1, turn, sc3tog then sc2tog (2 sts)

**you will now switch to crocheting ‘in the round’**
Mary Jane slippers TAPER HEEL tute pic.png

Round 1: (for 9-10 size ONLY, you will be working the same number of sts as smaller sizes, but spacing them out evenly which results in you skipping a few sts on each side, just eyeball it) you are crocheting scs in the ‘ends’ of previous rows and across the front ‘toe’ (alternating between flosc & blosc across the toe) as follows: ch1, turn, sc in the ends of the next 13 rows to st marker on Row 20, 2 scs in each of the next 6 “ends of rows”, place marker in next st (should be the ‘corner’, do not crochet a stitch here *see pic A below* ), 14 scs across top/toe (alternating between flosc and blosc), place marker in next st (should be the corner on the other side, do not crochet a stitch here), 2 scs in each of the next 6 “ends of rows” to marker from Row 20 on other side, scs in the ends of the next 13 rows to end, join with sl st in first st * pic B shows what your piece should look like now*

Round 2: ch1, turn, sc in each of next 12 sts (alternating between flosc & blosc), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 9 sts (alternating between blosc & flosc, ending on a blosc), skip 1 st, sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, 12 scs across top/toe (alternating between blosc and flosc), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, skip 1 st, sc in each of next 9 sts (alternating between flosc & blosc, ending on an flosc), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 12 sts (alternating between flosc & blosc), join with sl st in first st

Round 3: ch1, turn, sc in each of next 12 sts (alternating between blosc & flosc but OPPOSITE than the sts from the previous round), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts (alternating between flosc & blosc, ending on a flosc), skip 1 st, sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, 10 scs across top/toe (alternating between blosc and flosc), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, skip 1 st, sc in each of next 7 sts (alternating between flosc & blosc, ending on an flosc), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 12 sts (alternating between blosc & flosc), join with sl st in first st

Round 4: ch1, turn, sc in each of next 12 sts (alternating between flosc & blosc but OPPOSITE than the sts from the previous round), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts (alternating between flosc & blosc, ending on a flosc), skip 1 st, sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, 8 scs across top/toe (alternating between blosc and flosc), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, skip 1 st, sc in each of next 5 sts (alternating between flosc & blosc, ending on an flosc), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 12 sts (alternating between blosc & flosc), join with sl st in first st

Round 5: ch1, turn, sc in each of next 17 sts (alternating between blosc & flosc but OPPOSITE than the sts from the previous round), skip 1 st, sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, 6 scs across top/toe (alternating between blosc and flosc), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, skip 1 st, sc in each of next 17 sts (alternating between blosc & flosc), join with sl st in first st

Round 6: ch1, turn, sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 14 sts (alternating between flosc & blosc but OPPOSITE than the sts from the previous round), skip 1 st, sc dec (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, 4 scs across top/toe (alternating between blosc and flosc), sc dec (through BOTH loops) over next 2 sts, skip 1 st, sc in each of next 14 sts (alternating between blosc & flosc), sc2tog (through BOTH loops) over last 2 sts, join with sl st in first st. Do not fasten off.

Last Round & Strap

**First slipper: ch1, turn, sl st (loosely) in the next 10 sts, ch21, sl st in 5th ch from hook, sc in the next 16 chs, sl st in next slipper st, sl st in each st around to end, join w/sl st in first st, fasten off and weave in ends.

**Second slipper: ch1, turn, sl st (loosely) in the next 32 sts, ch21, sl st in 5th ch from hook, sc in the next 16 chs, sl st in next slipper st, sl st in each st around to end, join w/sl st in first st, fasten off and weave in ends.

Buttons:
Sew on one button per slipper to fasten strap

Adding Cherry Blossom embellishments

-Branches (H hook, surface crochet tutorial: http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-surfacecrochet-or-surface-slip-stitch/. Keep stitches loose, so they don’t pull/distort the piece)
  • Insert hook (right side TO inside) and pull up a loop.
  • Crochet branches using sl sts to create a line at desired angle, also known as surface crochet. Add a second ‘line’ in parts where you want the branch to appear ‘thicker’.
  • When your branches reach the desired length, fasten off and weave in ends.
  • Repeat process for additional branches coming off the main one.

-Flower ‘buds’ (tapestry needle and red worsted)
Using tapestry needle threaded with red worsted yarn, stitch on flower buds <see pic>, wherever you like.

-Blossoms (B hook, light colored #10 cotton thread)

Round 1: Make a mc, sc 10 inside mc, join w/sl st in 1st st (10)
Round 2: *ch2, skip next st, sc in next st*, repeat 4 more times (5 ch2 spaces), do NOT join.


Round 3: *sl st in next ch2 space, ch1, 6 dcs in same ch2 space, ch1, sl st in same ch2 space (one petal made)*, repeat from * to * 4 more times (5 petals made), fasten off leaving long tail for sewing
(NOTE: scs or hdcs may be used in place of dcs for ‘just opening’ petals)


**follow tutorial for staining/painting blossoms, then sew on to desired item after they dry.




Charming Cherry Blossom Mary Jane Slippers ~ Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts
photo credit to The Silk Drop



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1 comment:

  1. great pattern, great charity! thanks for sharing

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